Yun-Wing Sung

2016 CV

Academic Position

Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor (2014 – present), Professor (1988 – 2014), Associate/Assistant Professor (1977 – 1988).


Fields of Expertise

Current Research Interests


Professional activities


Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Institute, CUHK and Fudan University, Director, 2008 – present.


Hong Kong Institute of Asian-Pacific Studies, CUHK, Associate Director, 2002 to 2015,  Director, Economic Research Centre, 1991 to 2016, and Associate Director, Economic Research Centre, 2016 - present.


East Asian Economic Association, Director, 2009 – present.


Member, Editorial Board, Asian-Pacific Journal of Business, 2011- present.


Member, Academic Committee, China Economic Journal, 2007 – present.


Member, Editorial Board, China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, 2000 – present.


Asian Economic Journal, Editor, 2001 – 2008, and Managing Editor, 1997 - 2000.


Editorial Board member, Review of Development Economics, 1996-97.


Book Review Editor, Pacific Economic Review, 1998 – 2003.


Associate editor, Pacific Economic Review, 1995 - 1997.


Member of Steering Committee of China Review, 1991- 99.


Corresponding editor (China/Hong Kong), Asian‑Pacific Economic Literature, 1987 ‑ present.


Editor, Hong Kong Economic Papers, 1985 ‑ 1988.




Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award of University of Minnesota, 2015.


Sun YeFang Award of Economic Science (2009-10).


Award of the Pekang Chang Research Foundation of Development Economics (2009).


Public and Community Service


Path of Democracy, Director 2016 – present, Governor 2015 – present.


全国港澳研究会港澳特邀会员, 2013 – present.


中山大學之自貿區綜合研究院專家咨詢委員會委員, 2015 – present.


Member of Assessment Panel of the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Central Policy Unit, HKSAR government (April 2013 – present). 


Member, Board of the Hong Kong and Macau Research Centre of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (2006 - present).


Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, Chairman (2007 – 2012), and member of Trade Policy Forum (1996 – 2002).


Member of China Trade Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (April 2009-March 2013)


Part-time member of Central Policy Unit, HKSAR government, 2001 – 2005.


Member of the Panel of the Central Policy Unit on the Pearl River Delta, 2003 – 2007.


Member of the Council of Advisers of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, 1999 – 2002.


Member of the Humanities, Social sciences and Business Studies Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 1999 – 2003.


Member of Statistics Advisory Board, HK Government, 1992 - 1998.


Selected publications


The Economic Benefits of Mainland Tourists for Hong Kong: The Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and Multiple Entry Individual Visit Endorsements (M-Permit)”, Occasional Paper 34, Shanghai-HK Development Institute, Fudan University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2015 (co-authored with Alex C.Y. Ng, Yuhao Wu, and Alex W.H. Yiu).

Economic Benefits of the Independent Visitor Scheme for Hong Kong: How Large are They?Occasional Paper 32, Shanghai-Hong Kong Development Institute, Fudan University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, 46 pages, April 2014.


「中国对外经济战略蜕变:香港面对的挑战与机遇」,《当代港澳研究》,中山大学港澳珠江三角洲研究中心,2014 第一輯,6月, 63-80


“Family-based models for childhood-obesity intervention: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials”. Obesity Review, Vol.14:4, pp 265-278, 2013 April (with Pauline SUNG-CHAN, X. ZHAO, and RC BROWNSON).


“Comparison between CEPA and EFCA”, in Peter C.Y. Chow ed., Economic Integration across the Taiwan Strait, pp. 30-55, Edward Elgar, 2013 January.


“Domestic Value Added and Employment Generated by Chinese Exports: A Quantitative Estimation”. China Economic Review, 23:4, 2012 December (with Xikang Chen, Lawrence Lau, Leonard Cheng, K.C. Fung, K Zhu, C Yang, J Pei, and Y Duan).


“Hong Kong and Shanghai: rivalry or complementarity among Asia’s international service hubs?” in Gipouloux Francois ed., Gateways to Globalisation: Asia’s International Trading and Finance Centres, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 101 – 116.


“Input-occupancy-output models of the non-competitive type and their application – an examination of the China-US trade surplus”. Social Sciences in China, 31 (1), 2010, 35-54 (with Lawrence Lau, Xikang Chen, Cuihong Yang, Leonard Cheng, K.C. Fung, Kungfu Zhu, Jiansuo Pei, and Zhipeng Tang).

Chinese version of the article published in 9/2007; won the Sun YeFang Award of Economic Science (2009-10) and also won the Award of the Pekang Chang Research Foundation of Development Economics (2009).


“Made in China: From World Sweatshop to a Global Manufacturing Center?”, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. VI, no. 3, Fall 2007, pp. 43-72.


The Emergence of Greater China: The Economic Integration of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2005, 236 pages.


Sung, Yun-Wing, “Hong Kong’s Economic Integration with the Pearl River Delta: Quantifying the Benefits and Costs”, study commissioned by the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR government, 2004 (


“Gender Wage Differentials and Occupational Segregation in Hong Kong, 1981-1996”, Pacific Economic Review, Vol. VI, no. 3, October 2001, pp. 345-359 (coauthored with Junsen Zhang and Chi-Shing Chan).


"Costs and Benefits of Export-Oriented Foreign Investment: The Case of China", Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 14, no. 1, March 2000, pp. 55-70.


"Growth of Hong Kong Before and After Its Reversion to China: The China Factor", Pacific Economic Review, Vol. V, no. 2, June 2000, pp. 201-228 (co-authored with Wong Kar-yiu).


Hong Kong and South China: The Economic Synergy, City University Press, Hong Kong, 1988, 181 pages.


"The Hong Kong Economy through the 1997 Barrier", Asian Survey, Vol. 37, No. 8, August 1997, pp. 705-719.


Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1996, 583 pages (coedited with Y.M. Yeung).


The Fifth Dragon: The Emergence of the Pearl River Delta, (coauthored wtih P.W. Liu, Richard Wong, and P.K. Lau), Addison-Wesley, Singapore, 1995, 259 pages.


An Empirical Study of Indirect Trade between Taiwan and Mainland China, Mainland Committee of Taiwan Government, Taipei, September 1995, 276 pages (in Chinese, co-authored with Kao Chang).


"An Appraisal of China's Foreign Trade Policy, 1950-1992" in T.N. Srinivsan (with contributions from Justin Yifu Lin and Yun-Wing Sung), Agriculture and Trade in China and India: Policies and Performance since 1950, International Center for Economic Growth, Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, San Francisco, 1994, pp. 109-153.


Studies on Economic Reforms and Development in the People's Republic of China, (coedited with Hsueh Tien-tung and Yu Jingyuan), the Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1993, 372 pages.


"China's Impact on the Asian Pacific Regional Economy", in Business and the Contemporary World, Vol. V, No. 2, pp. 105-128, Spring 1993.


"The Economic Integration of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea with the Mainland of China", in Ross Garnaut and Liu Guogang eds., Economic Reform and Internationalisation : China and the Pacific  Region, Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1992, pp. 149-181, 1992. Reprinted in Ross Garnaut and Peter Drysdale ed., Asian Pacific Regionalism: Readings in International Economic Relations, Harper Educational, Australia, pp. 381-399, 1994.


The Other Hong Kong Report 1991, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1991, 541 pages (coedited with Ming-kwan Lee).


The China-Hong Kong Connection: The Key to China's Open Door Policy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991, 183 pages.


"China's   Economic   Reform I: The Debates   in   China", Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. I, No. 1, pp. 1‑25, 5.1987 (lead article of issue), co‑authored with Thomas M.H. Chan. Reprinted in Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 16, pp. 29-51, 1987.


"The Role of Hong Kong in China's Export Drive", Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 15, pp. 83‑101, 1.1986.